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  • 1953 — The Braves sign 17-year-old Joey Jay from Middletown, Connecticut, making him the first Little League player to make it to the major leagues.
  • 1984 — Oakland’s Joe Morgan hits his 265th career home run as a second baseman, breaking Rogers Hornsby’s major-league record for that position. Morgan, who has 267 home runs overall, connects off Frank Tanana in the 1st inning of the A’s 4 - 2 win over Texas.

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